Dates are still to be confirmed, but the league announced this morning it is planning to honour members of the 1955-60 Montreal Canadiens dynasty that won a record five consecutive Stanley Cups. Henri Richard, who played on 11 Stanley Cup champions, the most of any player, has confirmed his attendance. Others invited include: Jean Beliveau, Tom Johnson, Don Marshall, Dickie Moore and Jean-Guy Talbot.I hope to have profiles up on every single member of that Stanley Cup team by the day of honoring. Come back often!
In addition, the league will hold an awards ceremony during the final for the winners of three regular-season trophies. The Art Ross Trophy will be presented to scoring champion Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who led the NHL with 120 points. The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy will be presented to Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who led the League in goals with 52. The William M. Jennings Trophy, which goes to the goaltenders who played in at least 25 games on the team that allowed the fewest goals, will be presented to Niklas Backstrom and Manny Fernandez of the Minnesota Wild, who paced the team to a League-low 191 goals-against.